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. florida and washington dc, president obama and governor romney faced each other in the third and final debate. many saw this as the defining moment for each of the candidate before americans make their decision on election day november 6th, next two weeks will be devoted to mobilizing voters in key battleground states, ohio in particular shaping up to be an election decider, although as cbs news poll this morning showed the president maintains an advantage there, governor romney is gaining, tonight in boca raton, florida the focus was on foreign policy, both candidate also pressed on their domestic policy talking points. >> governor romney i am glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat, because a few month ago when asked was is the biggest geo political face facing america you said russia. >> russia indicated is a geo political foe. >> excuse me, as the geo political foe and i said in the same paragraph i said and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i have clear eyes on, this i am not going to
.8% of the popular vote. mitt romney has 46.9% the new york times 538 blog says if the election were held today, the president would win 291 electoral votes. mitt romney would get 247. 270 are needed to win the white house. 538 says the president has a 71% chance of winning. romney has a 29% chance. and as of tonight, 7.7 million people have already voted and that includes the president who cast his own ballot today in chicago. we'll have much more on the early voting later on in the show. but we start with tonight's lead. mitt romney's mourdock mess. senate candidate richard mourdock's god intended rape comments are now threatening to undermine mitt romney's careful effort to appeal to voters as moderate mitt. desperate to hide the extreme republican positions on women's health, romney is just wishing and hoping this will all go away. but someone forgot to tell the press corps this morning in ohio. >> governor, do you wish senator mourdock would pull that ad? >> thank you. have a good day. >> you, too. >> that's me? >> have a great day. >> thank you. have a good day. but please don't ask be ab
and afghanistan. serious news tonight on afghanistan, as mitt romney committed without any qualification to the idea that troops should be withdrawn from afghanistan in 2014. this is a reversal for mitt romney, in terms of his previous stated conditions on that idea. he previously said i don't think you set hard and fast deadlines. that was to abc news on july 29th. i think the biggest mistake he, meaning president obama has made in afghanistan was announcing the specific date that he would withdraw. he said this president has done an extraordinary thing he announced the date of our withdrawal. that was wrong. mr. romney today just flat out reversing his previous rejection to there being a withdrawal date from afghanistan, as he very tightly hugged president obama on everything from drones to egypt to syria to a number of other matters tonight on which there was less disagreement than we might have expected before the debate. chris matthews? what's your take? >> let me take my favorite role for a minute, my role of critic. you think about the united states. let's talk about our country i
to the debate, tonight as mitt romney's team seemed to it tip its hand when it comes to the strategy. as with the first debate, when mitt romney attempt it to win over the undecided voters by, quote, hugging some of the president's policies? romney adviser dan senor was asked this morning about the difference between the candidates on iran on "morning joe." >> i think it's a shift from -- >> hold on. this is important. he has always said the military option should be looked at over and over. the military option should be the option of last resort. i think this is like splitting hair. the reality is governor romney has been laying out this it strategy for years. >> and that was on the topic of just iran, but as you saw there, the president just landing or that's mitt romney i should say landing. both men are in boca raton. john hileman had a little fun of governor romney's expense regarding what we might see tonight. >> i'm mitt romney, and i'm running in the middle. i'm running in the middle. >> running in the middle has hileman tried to mime him. the president arrived in florida onl
it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the election just 15 days away, and right now the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. tonight the final face-off in florida between the president and his republican rival mitt romney. so what do both candidates have to do? it could be a game changer? our live coverage starts now. >> thank you for joining us for our first news edge you decide 201 all the way to election day. we're devoting this half-hour to better informing you before you go to the polls november 6th. the final presidential debate starts in about two-and-a-half hours. taking top billing on the trail today, here's tom fitzgerald with more. >> it is no mystery where both these candidates are. tonight, debate night, they are both in florida now for their third and final contest. and this comes on the heels of an important new poll average out tonight. you are looking right now at the real clear politics national average of polls that was released just today. this new national average finds mitt romney now ahead tonight 47.3% to president o
. >>> happening now, we're counting down to the final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. it's debate night in america. >>> also, i'll talk to a man who's actually debated both of these candidates before. senator john mccain. he's standing by to join us live this hour. >>> and the state that could make or break either campaign. we have brand-new poll numbers from ohio. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 15 days until the election and a critical night in the battle for the white house. this is the third and final presidential debate pitting mitt romney against president obama. we've just received these pictures of romney walking through the debate site in boca raton, florida. tonight's focus, foreign policy. and for both men, the stakes could hardly be higher. the tight race has gotten even tighter and tonight's contest could give either candidate the chance to pull ahead in these final critical days of this campaign. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in boca rattan getting ready for the debate. what's the latest there? >> reporter: wolf,
of this mess. >> president obama and mitt romney stare each other down one more time. >> i'm not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia or mr. putin. >> from from red glasses to red ink, did mitt romney gaughan any red states? or did president obama zing his way to a win? >> so the question is not a game of battleship. >> we go to the scorecards on a special "early start. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start," everyone. >> it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> the debates are done. no more debates. president obama and mitt romney going toe to toe over america's role on the world stage. >> and by most accounts, it was a more forceful president obama who came out on top last night. the majority of analysts and voters agreeing mitt romney was on the defensive for much of this foreign policy face-off. a cnn poll of people who watched this third and final debate shows 48% favored obama with 40% for romney. the president now two for three in the showdowns in the polling. he also won the second debate by seven points after taking a 42-point beating in debate number one. senior congr
efficient process this was. >> and this afternoon mitt romney will deliver what his campaign calls a major speech on economic policy. the former governor tries to prove he's the real change candidate. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. and paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and that americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> let's dig right in joining me is congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, chair of the dnc, it's great to have you here and i want to begin with the new poll numbers out today, a lot to talk about. let's go to the female vote, the president still leading with women in nevada and colorado but governor romney has tightened what was the several digit lead to single digits in both states. from your vantage point, what happened to the president's lead with women? >> i think, you know, we've always known that over time that the overall race in really every demographic was going to tighten and we think that the presiden
schedule to tell you about. the romney side canceling the last of three events in virginia this sunday an evening rally in virginia beach. vice president biden canceled a weekend event there as well. the first lady scrubbed a tuesday event in new hampshire due to possible bad weather. weather could become a factor in the final push for votes and if the effects linger, might even affect turnout on election day. that said, there are so many factors to consider, so much forecasting in the form of polling. there's new cnn/orc numbers tonight on the race in ohio. you all know how important ohio is. president obama holding a four-point lead in this new poll, slightly outside the margin of error and significantly right at the crucial 50% mark. so the question is, what is driving the numbers in ohio right now? chief national correspondent john king has some answers. >> well, anderson, that narrow ohio lead for the president is within the poll's sampling error but it is yet another poll showing the president with a small persistent lead in the state of ohio. let's take a closer look at why it i
university where last night president obama and mitt romney faced off in their final presidential debate. >> yeah. >> look at this crowd. i don't get it. it's early. >> it is early. >> i'm looking for the baby. i'm hoping sidney shows up again. >> we're excited. very excited. >> it's a great crowd. because they know obama won. >> mitt romney's best debate ever. >> how many thought obama won the debate? sorry. all right. >> well, i'm not even going to ask. of course, because, yeah. it's fine. >> okay. >> why don't we talk about the debate last night? what did you think? >> i thought that both. i think mitt romney got through it. got through it. >> right. >> he got through it. and he looked pained at times, and i think the president was strategically very smart in terms of his approach. i think we're going to disagree on this. >> i think we are too. but richard haass is here, and richard was saying before that both wanted to -- they both had their objectives going into this debate. and richard, the president of council on foreign relations -- >> also of a forthcoming book. >> also of a for
down and two weeks of campaigning to go. obama puts mitt romney on the defensive. on foreign policy on monday night. analysts giving him the victory in the final poll. now the candidates at the road for the final sprint to election day. focusing on battleground states considered still up for grabs and therefore vital. obama kicks off his america forward toure on tuesday with events in florida and ohio. but live on c-span. there will be joined by joe biden. while mr. romney and his running mate are presented the paul ryan campaign in nevada and colorado. those, too, on c-span. cnn poll of people that watched the debate should 40% favored obama compared to 40% for mitt romney. results considered statistically even under the margin of error. that is from cnn this morning. here is the headline in roll call -- obama attacks mitt romney. obama struck an aggressive tone from the start. repeatedly ripping into the gop nominee as unreliable and reckless. first call comes on our support mitt romney the . this is jim in new castle, delaware. what did you think of the debate? mitt romney never
romney playing calm. we report you decide. >> steve: meanwhile president obama got under the president's skin. >> the president began what i call the apology tour. going to the middle east and critizing america. >> steve: the president said that was a whopper and we have the tape and will play it for you. >> brian: we have a group of voters that could decide the election . "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: i thought we were going to hear it? >> brian: yeah. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". note ♪ >> nothing that governor romney said is true starting with the notion of apologizing. >> mr. president, the reason i call it an apology tour you went to egypt, saudi arabia, turkey and iraq, and by the way you skipped israel, our closest friend in the region. but you went to the other nations. and by the way theyinoid you skipped israel. >> both at home he has policiment >> attacking me is not an agend a. >> i am glad you realize al-qaida a threat. you said it was russia. >> i will not wear rose colored glasses when it come to russia and say to him i will have more flexibility after
in one day? and that means nobody else can come on your show. >> is an honor. i think mitt romney botched a lot. not miserably but 1/2 fined two benghazi? once again disappeared. the drones? the perfect opportunity to say not only do i support them but mr. president a drone was videotaping every single second building up in benghazi you did nothing. iran, al qaeda, what was going on? >> i think he gave a strong performance. the cheap shots it is not presidential to accuse people not to know about the aircraft carriers. neil: they were big in their day. >> but first who came up with the line of sequestration to have the smallest navy sends 14 and army and air force? the secretary of defense said that. neil: golden moment lost. >> when the president made fun of matte romney. the president said no sequestration? how you do that? we have been begging him to sit down with us. neil: how would he know? >> he is not a dictator. it requires the agreement of congress. >> it will be kicking in the first day january. why did romney respond? >> i have been traveling with lindsey graham to the places
to answer a question. >> tonight, barack obama and mitt romney. in their final debate. the challenger, showing more confidence. >> you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> the president showing more fig. >> i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours. >> this time, they'll clash our global threats. >> we'll make sure your military's so strong, no one would ever think of testing america. >> you like to talk tough. but what i know is al-qaeda's on the run and osama bin laden is no more. >> now, cnn's coverage of mitt romney and barack obama. battling for the job of commander in chief. >> i'm asking for your help to finish the job. >> i need you to go out there and find people that will come join our cause. >> the race is close. the election is near and america's future is up for debate. >>> this is lynn university in boca raton, florida, the site of tonight's debate. on this stage, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, they will face off for the last time before the november 6th election. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and aroun
do the swing state sprint. polls tighten amid a new narrative mitt romney's momentum may not be real. and the president taking credit for positive economic aiders. and what will january's looming tax increases do to those signs of life? and a measure on the ballot in michigan could hand unions their biggest victory in years. will they make collective bargaining a constitutional right? >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." wifeless than two weeks to go, president obama and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in florida, ohio, wisconsin, colorado, and virginia. polls continue to show the race in a dead heat nationally, and too close to call, in no fewer than ten swing states but the obama campaign and its media allies are questioning whether mitt romney's recent momentum is real. joining the panel his week, dan henning gary, james freeman, dorothy rabinowitz and kim strassel. kim, tell us how real the romney surge is. >> look, paul, i know two weeks is one side increasing its advantage in both the national polls and the swing state polls. that's romney. we have seen money flowin
for rick santorum. ann, i want to start with you as we take a look at this obama video hitting romney over the mourdock controversy. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. ♪ ♪ >> when it comes to rape should it be legal for a woman to get an abortion. >> i'm very proud of my pro-life record and i've always adopted the idea and the idea that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life. >> is this a game changer in the president's favor? >> i think it is less a game changer than moving forward and it emphasizes for women what they knew, what is chilling about these men who again, want to run the government and make decisions that will impact women's lives and yet really don't know what their lives are like. whether it is mitt romney saying he is going to get rid of planned parenthood and by the way, heel he'll be delighted to sign a bill that would end all abortion or paul ryan saying the circumstances or richard mourdock wo uses rape, pregnancy and god's will all in one sentence, that's a very chil
romney doesn't mean what he says. and that should concern any voter. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the hawk goes lovey-dovey. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start with this tonight. i suppose when you take it all in, the three debates, all that came before it, it comes down to what kind of a president do you want? obama's a man of the world. he respects other countries, accepts the fact we are, we americans, part of this planet. maybe the best part. but we share the world, and we better be a smart, just, and competent citizen in it. we need to take the long view of our interests and use our influence when we can but also avoid stuff that makes the future more dangerous. romney, well, clearly he's in debt to the hawks, the neoconservatives who write the stuff we heard last night, this talk of accusing the president of iran of genocide for the things he said about israel. it's purely political stuff. that and what he said about russia being our number one enemy in the world today. all this o
more dangerous. romney, well, clearly he's in debt to the hawks, the neoconservatives who write the stuff we heard last night, this talk of accusing the president of iran of genocide for the things he said about israel. it's purely political stuff. that and what he said about russia being our number one enemy in the world today. all this old cold war stuff. what's beneath it? who knows. what we do know is he feels the need to wear that neocon suit. will he rip it off if elected? why would anyone think that? he spoke about wanting a peaceful planet. talk about learning a dance for the occasion. john heilemann and ron reagan join us. mitt has a tendency to assume whatever political profile he thought would best help him win. in 2007 facing a relatively moderate john mccain and rudy giuliani, he tacked to the hard right. everything could always be tweaked, reshaped, fixed, addressed said one former aide describing his outlook. saying it was foreign to him on policy issues that core principles mattered, that somebody would go back and say, well, three years ago you said this. as the
% on banners. >> good morning. i'm chris jansing. another political firestorm is growing, forcing mitt romney and his supporters to explain comments from indiana senate candidate richard mourdock. again, it's about women and abortion, comments that brought a stronger view from president obama. let me remind you first exactly what mourdock said. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in the horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> so in the aftermath the president mentioned the fight for women's health just last hour at a rally in florida and here he was last night on "the tonight show." >> rape is rape. it is a crime. and so these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. don't make any sense to me. >> in a press conference yesterday mourdock did not apologize for what he said, but said his words were misinterpreted. >> so many people mistook, twisted, came to misunderstand the points that i was trying to make. >> but the obama campaign wants to rem
the race is right now. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> tonight, 12 days and counting, mitt romney and president obama head-to-head on the thing that may decide it all. >> i want more jobs. my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. >> i want to put people back to work here in thenited states. >> john mccain talks mitt romney momentum and blasts the white house on the benghazi attack. >> you can't assume anything about either a cover-up or colossal incompetence. >> also, obama's favorite debate sparring partner and the man who whipped obama into shape after the disastrous first debate. and battleground america. why women hold the key to this election. plus, when politics becomes personal. the always controversial gloria allred. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. our big story tonight, big changes. that's what mitt romney's promising, just 12 days to go before election day. listen to what he told the crowd a little while ago in perhaps the aptly named defiance, ohio
. it jumped to senator john mccain first. what do you expect out of this and romney tonight? what do you expect out of obama? mccain said romney should make it clear he is not interested in fighting every fight and he has a policy of strength, peace through strength. as far as the president's concerned, let me just finish, as far as the president is concerned he said he thinks that president obama has been less than transparent with the american people. i bumped in to senator graham. he was vehement how important the debate was defining the foreign policiful he feels that obama's group is trying to redesign romney in a way he doesn't need to be defined on his own. a lot on the foreign policy debatech >> bob: i have two questions. how many pictures did you have taken down there? did you run in to any democrats by chance? >> eric: i did. glad you asked. so far i have been tweeting pictures. candy crowley -- >> dana: how did that go? >> eric: i did. i bumped in to generaler the sak frish if obama campaign. what do you think president obama will say to define his person sol? she said he's al
of whom are male, should be making health care decisions for women. >> and mitt romney is campaigning all day in ohio hitting cincinnati this morning and columbus in the next hour. >> our campaign is about big things, because we happen to believe that america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and the americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> and ohio is exactly where the big number worth watching today is focused. "time" magazine has the president up by five points in the buckeye state. when you look at women voters in ohio, president obama is up by 19 points. in early voting president obama has a 2-1 advantage over governor romney in early voting. msnbc's joe scarborough says the new numbers scream advantage obama. >> if you were mitt romney running against barack obama's get out the vote machine, i would say five points looks more like a mountain than a molehill. >> there's at least one poll from the ap that indicates the gop is closing the gap with women. the obama campaign is dismissing in latest number. let's br
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